rFactor 2 – September 2017 Roadmap Update
STUDIO 397 has published the September Development Roadmap update blog post bringing us up to date with the latest progress and upcoming content for the rFactor 2 racing simulator.
After a very busy, but successful 2017 SimRacing Expo weekend at the famous Nurburgring circuit in Germany, the rFactor 2 development team is back in the office and working hard on the next update.
To keep us in the loop of the ongoing developments, STUDIO 397 now shared some more info and media regarding the future releases, including some more previews of the upcoming 2017 Bentley Continental GT3, new rain effects, and a sneak peek of the next car to be part of the rFactor 2 GT3 pack DLC.
For more details, check the full Roadmap Update below.
September Roadmap Update
McLaren’s World’s Fastest Gamer
Thank you to everyone who participated in the WFG using rFactor 2! It was a stunning success and something we’re really proud of. Not only did we take on a fairly short-notice build of the McLaren 650s GT3 for use in the competition, but we built, tested, and implemented a whole user registration and online session monitoring system that performed wonderfully. This makes us really excited about the future and how a working online competition structure such as that will really get people racing online in rFactor 2.
Check out the gallery at the bottom of this page.
Bentley Continental GT3 2017
We are very excited to announce the Bentley Continental GT3 2017 as the second car in our upcoming GT3 pack. Used in many of the premier GT3 categories around the world, the car has a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 and up to unrestricted 600hp. The GT3 pack is due for release in October.
Interview with Marcel Offermans (Head of Studio 397) at SimracingExpo
Marcel took the time to give some information on upcoming features showcased at the event, including rain effects like working raindrops that move when the car does, working wipers, raindrops on the body of the car, lighting changes, and dynamic puddles that grow or shrink. The rain effects should come out around the same time as the GT3 pack, possibly shortly afterwards.
Also mentioned in the FaceBook livestream was updated damage and a licensing agreement with Tatuus Racing s.r.l. for a number of open-wheel Formula cars. This allows us to fill out the ladder of progression from Karts to Grand Prix racing and will work well within our competition structure due out next year.
And to whet your appetite, here’s a sneak peek of the next car in our upcoming pack!
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